1979 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1979 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"body" 3 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 27 1979 Ford F-150 reviews.

Billy writes:
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2

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all steal

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old as hell

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Its A Big Beast — its a super cab with a full size bed and a 351 modified good exeleration and braking but the gas milage sucks i run it into a dicth a 40 mph and it didnt even dent the bumper, its a frigin beast

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Kenneth writes:
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5

Pros

Everything

Cons

Nothing

25

I Love It — Fast smooth and easy to drive

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Mike writes:
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5

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Just one fun truck to drive.

Cons

NONE

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I Would By An Older Ford Pickup Truck Before I Would By One New — I love my truck I've owned my 79 ford for 11 years now ant have not even so much as replaced an alternator. Just your basic tune ups and regular oil changes. The emissions on that truck as good as a new car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derrick writes:
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4

Pros

great looks and tough

Cons

mpg

45

Love This Truck — bought this truck when i was 14, it was driving but needed work. body was good but had 300 6cyl.. good motor but a little to little. fixed the problems, jacked up 7in and put 35 mickey thompsons and eagle alloys. drove for a year.. now in shop while motor builder builds my 521 bb. supposed to make 700 horse on pump gas. cant wait

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Steve writes:
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5

Pros

dependable   and    look cool

Cons

the only thing i could say bad about it is it loves gas lots of gas

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I Would Recomend It To Anyonethe 79 Fords Have Never Done Me Wrong — i love my truck its not very pretty looking and its not the fastest but it just has awesome body lines and the 79 ford truck is just the coolest truck yo me one day i hope i can restore both of them that i have.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Dan writes:
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4

Pros

Very strong

Cons

No AC

25

Tough Ford — It have 6 cylinder inline which is similar to cummins diesel. It have so much power and torque that I blew up rear axles 2 times. Yes it was fun to drive in woods. I get mpg depend weather 10-20 mpg. If I tow 10,000 pounds then 8-12 mpg.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Dustin writes:
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5

Pros

4x4, short bed, big v8

Cons

gas milage does not exsit

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Built Ford Tough — love the huge v8, four wheel drive, and short wheel base. this truck has gotten me places i dont need to be. i wouldnt trade it for the world. its an absolute blast to own and to drive. buy one

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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ga3ry1 writes:
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5

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solid,dependable,fun to drive,great off-road

Cons

none-not a single thing

ga3ry1
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Overall A Winner,buy One Drive It And Have The Time Of Your Life — I've been restoring this 1979 4X4 with a 300 six and 4 speed. On and off road performance is great! Very dependable. Good gas mileage. This truck is a blast to drive.The orange color and overall great condition always draws attention when I drive it. I would recommend one of these dependable,solid built trucks to anyone.Do yourself a favor and buy one of these trucks while you can still find one!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chase writes:
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5

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Tough as hell

Cons

To much fun

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This Truck Is A Beast. — Build like a tank. I off road it five to ten times a year and it has yet to leave me stranded. From hill climbs to having it hood deep in mud it just keeps coming back for more. Its a great truck.

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Tonya writes:
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5

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Great in the Snow

Cons

Gas

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Tonyas Baby — I love the way it goes in the snow and the power. Its Black and very high with huge tires I got it from my grand father when i turned 16 but im not aloud to drive it in PA. If you ever have the chance to drive a truck then the ford f150 would be right for you

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1976 Ford F-150 Reviews

A Good Old Quality Built Ford By Austin

The original 360 had no power. once swiched out with a 428 its awesome. The breaks can be temperamental it handles well but is scary for someone whose never driven it at high speeds . the build qual... Read More

Oldie But A Goodie By Redwolf

I like the older trucks. They are a lot more stylish from the new trucks today. You are starting to see more and more and more of these types of trucks being restored every day. I like to see that! Read More

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At First Glance Its A Nice Old School Truck With A Good Body, Once You Get Inside Needs Work. By albert1026

i like that i can right rough with my truck and that i dont need to worry about the appearance to much, you cant change a classic look. i dislike that i have so many small issues that need improvement... Read More

Fords All The Way By countryboysford

I like how it is a Ford because that is all I been around. Fords it what I always had since the age 6. I'm 16 right now, and got me a new mud truck for the mud boggs. I'm ready to get nasty Read More

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Ford F-150 Ranger Explorer Project Truck By Jami

The body style, the year, it's a classic, engine upgrade, dual exhaust , the price (1500.00). Just got today so not sure yet what all i like and dislike. Not a big ford fan but i'll learn to love it... Read More

Finally Finished By cparker881

I dated my high school sweet heart in this truck in the mid 80's. I married my high school sweet heart 2 years ago today. Tonight I'm taking her out in this truck for the first time in 26 years. The... Read More

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1980 Ford F-150 Reviews

Awesome Trk For 900$ By Cody

man did i ever have blast w/ this truck up to the doors in mud could pull dam near anything and up to the headligts in snow and omg talk about low end grunt for a high mileage engine. boy do i miss he... Read More

Good Truck, Unless You Car About How It Looks By Daniel

I like how much power the engine has. Will pull anything. Mine has the 300 inline 6 engine, 4 speed manual and it is 4X4. My brother has a 79 2 wheel drive with a 302 in it. I the straight six pulls a... Read More

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It Fun, I Enjoyed It By Rob

This was my first truck, I bought it off a lawn maintence company and it had a box cap on it, once i took it the cap off I saw how bad the box was, it was wrote off. Engine worked great tho Read More

Truck Truck Truck By Doug

Built Ford tough and a super reliable engine, and it doesn't even have a timing chain! All gears. Also fantastic low end torque with their rear paired with the 4.9 straight 6. This truck has been p... Read More

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